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takrluvr
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What is the difference between microsd and microsdhd?

What, exactly, is the difference between a microsd card and a microsdhd card?  Is a microsdhd card compatible with a microsd device?
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Marvin_Martian
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Re: What is the difference between microsd and microsdhd?

It's microsd and microsdhc...and the difference is the microsdhc cards have more capacity. :smileyhappy:
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jkj1962
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Re: What is the difference between microsd and microsdhd?

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takrluvr wrote:
What, exactly, is the difference between a microsd card and a microsdhd card?  Is a microsdhd card compatible with a microsd device?

 

MicroSD cards can only hold up to 2GB.  MicroSDHC (HC means "High Capacity" ) range from 4GB to 16GB currently, with the possibility of 32GB.  A microSDHC card uses a different protocol to transfer the data, so a device built for microSD cards may or may not read it; it depends on the device.  The hardware controller is different, but some newer devices can be updated to newer firmware to read them.  Again, it all depends on the device.

 

Wikipedia has a page on SD cards in general that has a section on the SDHC types:  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MicroSDHC#SDHC

Message Edited by jkj1962 on 05-06-2009 05:29 PM